A semi-retired corporate executive, Portsmouth resident Brian Gibb has been elected president of the board of directors at The Chase Home in Portsmouth. Founded in 1877, The Chase Home provides at-risk youth across the state with prevention, early intervention, residential, and community-based services.
“As I transition from my career as a corporate executive, I am seeking ways to ‘give back’ through volunteering to serve Portsmouth and the seacoast community,” Gibb said.
Most recently, Gibb served as CEO in the healthcare industry, an experience he said has led him to become even more interested in causes that better humanity. “I have also been fortunate to have a very satisfying career with leadership positions that have helped me learn about service offerings, finances, marketing, business development and strategic planning,” he added.
Noting he joined The Chase Home board in May 2022, Gibb said he looks forward to growing and diversifying the board while leveraging its currently strong fiscal position “to evolve and broaden The Chase Home’s programs.” “Addressing child welfare is obviously an important issue and critical for future generations in this country. to address emerging community needs,” he added.
Meme Wheeler, executive director of The Chase Home, said Gibb brings a new perspective to the board. “He is a Portsmouth resident, understands the healthcare industry, and has expertise in finances,” she said. “He’s passionate about addressing child welfare in New Hampshire and eager to lead the board.”
To learn more about The Chase Home, including opportunities to join the board or become an ambassador, visit chasehome.org.